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This session is from Drupal ScienceCamp Cambridge 2012
[note: next time I'll put the camera at the back of the room not the side - makes the screen hard to see :(]
Using open source solutions like Drupal can save you money. Hurray! In times of financial crises and massive government budget cuts around the world, everyone is feeling the crunch, nobody has money to waste.
The bottom line always counts; no one should be wasting money. When businesses waste money, they shut down. When governments waste money, there are much worse, much broader consequences.
But there are important reasons to use open source solutions beyond the price tag ... and if you understand those reasons, you can bring your organization real benefits, real value.
Let's think open source (let's think Drupal!), let's be its champions and explain it to our colleagues, bosses, friends, and decision makers, whether your MP, European bureaucracy, or marketing department.
Along the way, we'll
* clear up a couple of misconceptions about open source:
* ubiquity != open
* 0 != free
* compare the natures of proprietary and open source software and what they offer
* learn the real values offered by open source and how to pitch it without "sounding like a software hippie".